Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis and this crisis has been recognized at all levels of government and has been the subject of several recent editorials in the Canadian medical press. There are calls to improve awareness among prescribers about the crisis and to improve their knowledge of prescribing opioids. By extension, it is also important to consider the prescribing of stimulant and sedative – hypnotic medications (benzodiazepine) medications. These medications are also potentially addictive and have serious side effects and complications associated with them. Additionally, prescribing of benzodiazepines and opioids in combination may place the patient at significant risk.
It is therefore crucial that we begin learning the basics of prescribing these medications early in our career. Knowledge of safe and effective prescribing is important in all specialties to keep our patients and ourselves safe.
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This course expires on
Friday, December 1, 2023
This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Office of Professional & Educational Development, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University for up to 2 Mainpro+® credits.
Maintenance of Certification (Section 3 - Self Assessment)
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Office of Professional & Educational Development, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. You may claim a maximum of 2 hours (credits are automatically calculated).